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Lawsuit over pop-up ads settled

The nation’s largest news publishers have settled a dispute over an Internet advertising practice in which unauthorized, third-party ads pop up on nytimes.com and other news sites. Terence Ross, the lead attorney for the publishers, on Friday declined to release terms of the settlement reached this week. The parent companies of The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and the digital arms of Knight Ridder and Conde Nast were among news outlets that sued Gator Corp. in June over its pop-up ads. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton in Alexandria, Virginia, had granted a preliminary injunction ordering Gator to stop delivering pop-up ads at the sites run by those companies. Trial was to begin last month. Full Story

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